Join Jungwoo Ryoo for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the master boot record (MBR), part of Learning Computer Forensics (2014).
Once your bios selects a disk drive to boot from,…the master boot record on your disk is then accessed.…The disk you are booting from contains the MBR or Master Boot Record, and…MBR keeps track of information on partitions on a storage device such as…locations of your partition, the sizes of your partition.…The boot level status of your partition because at least one of…your partitions has to be set up as bootable so that you're computer can boot.…
The disk your booting from can also contain a piece of…software called boot loader.…The boot loader is the program that displays the menu screen you see when you…start your computer, and typically it gives you options for…different operating systems.…For example, it could display a message,…that allows you to select either Windows seven, or Linux operating system.…Your MDR is located in the first sector of a storage device.…
There is some software pieces you should be aware of regarding MDR.…One of the software you can use to manipulate your MBR is called fdisk.…
- Understanding computer forensics
- Understanding partitioning
- Using a hex editor
- Preparing a target drive
- Acquiring data
- Ensuring data integrity with hashing
- Indexing and searching
- Generating a report
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Which operating systems support built-in write blocking?
Q: Are there other ways to access deleted files in the usbimage.001 file?
Small Office Networking to Connect, Share, and Printwith Garrick Chow3h 23m Intermediate
1. Understanding Computer Forensics
2. Preparing for a Computer Forensics Investigation
3. Preserving Data
4. Acquiring Data
5. Analyzing Data
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